JD Bug wins iF product design award
The new First Bike by JD Bug won the prestigious 2011 design award
The JD Bug First Bike uses a completely new frame design and a new manufacturing process that differs from traditional development and production techniques. These new design concepts were recognized and awarded the 2011 iF product design award.
Training bike with award-winning design
The First Bike is for children aged three years and older and provides a first step into the world of mobility. In a playful way, leg strength and basic sense of balance is developed. Weighing only 3.7 kg, it very light to handle for children, while offering reliable security and stability.
JD used alloy aluminium materials in an innovative process that supports this new design concept. By carefully shaping each piece, the need for multiple parts is eliminated. The frame is made from two primary pieces fashioned from spherical tubes. Both pieces are gently curved to create the frame of the bicycle. The two pieces are then joined at the head of the bike by additional reinforcements.
iF product design award
The 2011 iF award jury selected the JD Bug First Bike as one of the best products in the 2011 international competition. A total of 2,756 candidates from 43 countries competed in the event.
Criteria for this prestigious award included the evaluation of the design quality, craftsmanship, choice of materials, and the level of innovation and functionality. The First Bike was awarded the coveted product design award based on its modern manufacturing process, functionality and its simple and dynamic design.
JD Europe Components GmbH
JD Bug is famous for having ignited the 20th century's last great fad when it created the kick scooter. Forbes magazine put JD's light-weight, aluminium miniscooter in a class with Crayola Crayons and Beanie Babies as one of the 10 most popular toys of the century.
Today, JD Bug is a world leader in mobility innovation, with an outstanding collection of quality brands across different product categories.
As an OEM supplier, JD Group manufactures mobility products for many of the world's leading brands such as Coca Cola, Ferrari, Kawasaki, Pride Mobility, Razor, Red Bull and Swiss Army.
The JD Group has offices in Taiwan, China, Japan, Germany and the United States. The also own and operate three manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China.